Trends in library and information science research in Ibero-America and the Caribbean

Objectives: Drawing on a predictive and prospective study which describes the general outline of library and information science from a scientific perspective, this paper identifies six categories of LIS research in Ibero-America and the Caribbean.

Methodology: The paper reports on a mixed-methods study that integrated quantitative and qualitative analysis by bringing together bibliometric techniques and procedures combining the measurement of variables and the retrieval of scientific production indicators. The authors examined the theoretical and epistemological content of a series of articles which were retrieved using the Web of Science platform and which offered information on LIS research trends in Ibero-America and the Caribbean during the period 2009-2013. The articles came from the journals in the category